This is Hinchliffe ECW Personalty Figure (PF3) Prince Rupert and dog Boye. It's one I have long admired for the animation, Rupert is leaning back in his saddle looking over his shoulder as he inspires his troopers to charge. His horse is rearing up and Boye is at his side. Considering these were sculpted back in 1978 I think they have stood the test of time very well, I actually have the 28mm Warlord metal version unpainted (and unlikely to ever get painted!), but I much prefer the Hinchliffe version. Again I have kept the colours quite bold and bright, he wears a blue slashed doublet and polished back and breast plates with brass fittings.
The musket wings for Essex's Regiment of Foot are finished and awaiting base texturing so I'll feature the completed Regiment in the next post. Next I'm going to paint the 6 dragoon figures I have here (more are on order), and I have a painted officer ready to command them. The Dragoons are ECW 15 'Dragoons Firing' another old favourite of mine, the officer is ECW 10 'Officer in plumed hat'. I'll probably round the dragoons up to 10 figures once my next order arrives from Ian Hind. I have 8 cuirrassier figures that I want to paint up to represent The Kings Lifeguard of Horse after the dragoons and then I have another full Regiment of Foot sorted out which I intend to paint as John Hampdens Greencoats.
Iain (Caveadsum1471), has very kindly offered to send me his copy of the WRG rules by George Gush as I can't find my copy anywhere. I'm grateful for the gesture and look forward to reading through it again. I have managed to track down a replacement copy of the old Osprey 'Naseby' book that featured Peter Gilders ECW collection via Paul Meekings Books for a very reasonable £10.00 and I'm sure it will provide even more inspiration.